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ICE 2014 : 7th Interaction and Concurrency Experience


When Jun 3, 2013 - Jun 6, 2013
Where Berlin
Abstract Registration Due Mar 12, 2013
Submission Deadline Mar 15, 2013
Notification Due Apr 16, 2013
Final Version Due Sep 15, 2013
Categories    formal methods   concurrency   verification   logic

Call For Papers

ICE 2014
7th Interaction and Concurrency Experience
June 6, 2014, Berlin, Germany

Satellite workshop of DisCoTec 2014

=== Highlights ===

- Innovative selection procedure
- ICE welcomes submissions of full papers, short papers, and brief announcements of already published papers
- Invited talks: Kim Larsen and Pavol Cerny
- Special issue in a highly-reputed journal

=== Important Dates ===

12 March 2014...................Abstract submission
15 March 2014...................Full paper submission
16 March - 15 April 2014....Reviews and PC discussion
16 April 2014......................Notification to authors
6 June 2014.......................ICE in Berlin
15 Sept 2014.....................Camera-ready for post-proceedings

=== Scope ===

Interaction and Concurrency Experiences (ICEs) is a series of international scientific meetings oriented to theoretical computer science researchers with special interest in models, verification, tools, and programming primitives for complex interactions.

The general scope of the venue includes theoretical and applied aspects of interactions and the synchronization mechanisms used among components of concurrent/distributed systems, related to several areas of computer science in the broad spectrum ranging from formal specification and analysis to studies inspired by emerging computational models.

We solicit contributions relevant to Interaction and Concurrency, including but not limited to:
* Formal semantics
* Process algebras and calculi
* Models and languages
* Protocols
* Logics and types
* Expressiveness
* Model transformations
* Tools, implementations, and experiments
* Specification and verification
* Coinductive techniques
* Tools and techniques for automation
* Synthesis techniques

The special focus of ICE 2014 is automation in concurrency and interaction.

=== Selection Procedure ===

Since its 1st edition in 2008, the distinguishing feature of ICE has been an innovative paper selection mechanism based on an interactive discussion amongst authors and PC members.

During the review phase, each submission is published on a dedicated discussion forum. The discussion forum can be accessed by the authors of the submission and by all the PC members not in conflict with the submission. The forum is used by reviewers to ask questions and clarifications to the authors, allowing them to better explain all the aspects of their submission. The evaluation of the submission will take into account not only the reviews, but also the outcome of the discussion.

As witnessed by the past six editions of ICE, this procedure considerably improves the accuracy of the reviews, the fairness of the selection, the quality of camera-ready papers, and the discussion during the workshop.

=== Submission Guidelines ===

We invite for three types of submissions:
(1) Full Papers;
(2) Short Papers;
(3) Brief Announcements of already Published Papers.

Full and short papers will appear in the post-proceedings and must report previously unpublished work and not be simultaneously submitted to other conferences/workshops with refereed proceedings. The ICE 2014 post-proceedings will be published in Electronic Proceedings in Theoretical Computer Science ( In addition, we invite for brief announcements of already published results, should the authors be interested in discussing their published research with the ICE community and giving a talk. Brief announcements will not be part of the post-proceedings.

Submissions must be made electronically in PDF format via EasyChair ( Full papers should not exceed 15 pages in length, while short papers and brief announcements should not exceed 5 pages with the EPTCS style (

Accepted (full and short) papers and brief announcements must be presented at the workshop by one of the authors.

=== Special Issue ===

We plan to invite extended versions of selected full papers to a special issue in a highly-reputed journal. Such contributions will be regularly peer-reviewed according to the standard journal policy, but they will be handled in a shorter time than regular submissions.

=== Invited Talks ===
Kim Larsen (Aalborg University, Denmark)
Pavol Cerny (University of Colorado Boulder, USA)

=== Program Committee ===

Luis Soares Barbosa (Universidade do Minho, Portugal)
Massimo Bartoletti (University of Cagliari, Italy)
Simon Bliudze (EPFL, Switzerland)
Laura Bocchi (Imperial College London, UK)
Filippo Bonchi (CNRS, France)
Roberto Bruni (University of Pisa, Italy)
Marco Carbone (IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Nicolas D'Ippolito (Imperial College London, UK)
Mike Dodds (York University, UK)
Bernd Finkbeiner (Universität des Saarlandes, Germany)
Elena Giachino (University of Bologna, Italy)
Tobias Heindel (LIX École Polytechnique, France)
Ludovic Henrio (CNRS, France)
Sophia Knight (LIX École Polytechnique, France)
Barbara Koenig (University of Duisburg, Germany)
Vasileios Koutavas (Trinity College Dublin, UK)
Julien Lange (Imperial College London, UK)
Hernán Melgratti (University of Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Shiva Nejati (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg)
Peter Ölveczky (University of Oslo, Norway)
Luca Padovani (University of Torino, Italy)
Antonio Ravara (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal)
Owen Stephens (University of Southampton, UK)
Ali Sezgin (IST Austria, Austria)
Alexandra Silva (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Paola Spoletini (University of Insubria, Italy)
Bernardo Toninho (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal & Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Emilio Tuosto (University of Leicester, UK)

=== ICEcreamers ===

Ivan Lanese (University of Bologna/INRIA, Italy; PC chair)
Alberto Lluch Lafuente (IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy)
Ana Sokolova (University of Salzburg, Austria; PC chair)
Hugo Torres Vieira (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

=== Steering Committee ===

Alexandra Silva (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Simon Bliudze (EPFL, Switzerland)
Filippo Bonchi (CNRS, France)
Roberto Bruni (University of Pisa, Italy)
Emilio Tuosto (University of Leicester, UK)
Paola Spoletini (University of Insubria, Italy)

=== Contact ===

=== Previous editions ===

The previous six editions of ICE have been held on
* July 6th, 2008 in Reykjavik, Iceland, co-located with ICALP'08. The post-proceedings were published in ENTCS (vol.229-3).
* August 31st, 2009 in Bologna, Italy, co-located with CONCUR'09. The post-proceedings were published in EPTCS (vol.12) and selected papers appeared in a joint special issue of MSCS (with EXPRESS’09 and SOS’09, Vol. 22, Number 2).
* June 10th, 2010 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, co-located with DisCoTec'10. The post-proceedings were published in EPTCS (vol.38) and selected papers appeared in a joint special issue of SACS (with CAMPUS'10 and CS2BIO'10, Vol. XXI).
* June 9th, 2011 in Reykjavik, Iceland, co-located with DisCoTec'11. The post-proceedings were published in EPTCS (vol.59) and selected papers appeared in a special issue of SACS (Vol. XXII).
* June 16th, 2012 in Stockholm, Sweden, co-located with DisCoTec'12. The post-proceedings were published in EPTCS (vol.104) and a special issue of SCP is now in preparation.
* June 6th, 2013 in Florence, Italy, co-located with DisCoTec’13. The post-proceedings were published in EPTCS (vol.131) and a special issue of SCP is now in preparation.

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